Star Derry joined the CBS 4 Weather Authority in March of 2018.
Star earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology & Hydrology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Star’s meteorology career has kept her close to home. She grew up in Tinley Park, Illinois and was lucky enough to start her career at WIFR in Rockford, Illinois. After that, Star moved to WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin. After living in the Badger state, Star made the trip to WTTV here in Indianapolis. Star specializes in severe weather coverage and climatology.
Outside of work, Star spends her time on the trails with her horse, Kentucky Rain or playing with her cat, Alice.
Heavy downpours caused flash flooding and strong wind knocked over trees Thursday night. The highest total I saw was in Muncie with more than two and a quarter inches just from this system! Indianapolis also got over a full inch of rain and much of that fell within a two-hour window. The last round of rain is pushing through early Friday morning. This will be the last round of rain with dry weather arriving on the backside of this front. […]
Showers mainly hung south of Indianapolis Wednesday night but low pressure is sliding into Indiana and will bring with it many rounds of rain. Rain will be isolated Thursday morning, becoming more of an issue by midday. Looks like recess will be inside today. I recommend if you’re heading to work, bring along a lunch so you don’t have to go out into the rain. Heaviest rain has been reported in Southern Illinois. It was out that direction that we’ve […]
Tree pollen remains high today and allergy sufferers sure know it! Mold counts are the only other allergen on the board right now. We’ll start off fairly mild on our Tuesday morning with temperatures in the 60s and highs climbing to around 70 by this afternoon. Rain chances stay rather low today but we’ve got a slight chance for an isolated shower especially mid-morning. A cold front slides through on Tuesday, shifting our wind to the west and cooling us […]
Just cool enough for a sweater or jacket Monday morning. A clear sky has allowed us to dip to the 50s and 40s. We’ll warm quickly! By lunchtime we’ll already be well into 60s and afternoon highs will be in the mid 70s. With all the sunshine and southwesterly breeze, it’ll be a lovely spring day. Our average high for April 22 is in the mid to upper 60s, which we’ll pass by lunchtime. As great as Sunday’s weather was, […]
Another gloomy start in the Circle City. Sprinkles are expected to continue through the morning commute.Umbrella, jacket, and rain boots needed Friday. We got a solid 3/4 of an inch of rain Thursday so puddles everywhere. ANOTHER 1-2 inches of rain possible by the time this rain wraps up Saturday night.Temperatures really don’t budge today since the cold front passed through overnight and now our wind is pumping in cooler air from the north west. That wind will feel cold, […]
A very active radar this morning from the Midwest to the Gulf states. Storms have had a history of producing all forms of severe weather. We have actually had a report of pea-sized hail near Franklin Central High School. Loads of lightning have also made for a very noisy morning right as alarms are about to go off in central Indiana. The main severe threat is in the Gulf states today. That is where large hail and strong tornadoes are […]
Chilly enough for a sweater this Wednesday morning, but we will warm very quickly. We’ll have more clouds than Tuesday, but it still will shape up to be a lovely day. Sitting behind a warm front means we’ll still have wind, but that’s going to really be a big help in getting our temperatures back up into the 70s. Enjoy!! Average highs this time of year is only 64 degrees so we’ll be much above that today. Storms roll in early […]
Rain and snow to our north, but we’ll stay dry today. Clouds are showing up broken on satellite and that is expected to stay the case this morning with more sunshine in the afternoon. It’s just cool enough for a sweater or jacket this morning. We’ll warm quickly, though, so it won’t be needed for long! We’ll soar into the 70s this afternoon. In fact, we’ll be well into the 60s by noon. Enjoy! The breeze will be out of […]
That wind sure is giving us a chill this morning! Actually, it feels like the 20s for most of us so it’s back to the winter coats. The good news is that the wind will lighten up and shift to the south by the afternoon. Unfortunately, that southerly breeze won’t help our temperatures at all. Highs today will be well below the average. We’ll only climb to 54 degrees while our average high would be in the low to mid […]
Your Weather Authority has been tracking storms all night. The rain is now sliding through central Indiana and slowing down the morning drive in. The rain is intermittently heavy. Highest rain totals so far have been over the Illinois state line. It’s an interesting day because it cannot be described in one word or icon. We’re starting off with rain, so you’ll want your rain jacket (too windy for an umbrella), but the sun comes out this afternoon so you’ll […]